This coming weekend is the annual Black Rock Rendezvous, one of my favorite events of the year! Black Rock Rendezvous is a partner event hosted by Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Nevada Outdoor School and the Winnemucca BLM.
It is a fun and informative campout that takes place in the Black Rock Desert every year over Memorial Day weekend. It includes talks about the area, tours, stewardship projects, a Dutch Oven Cook-Off, raffle, burrito bar, star gazing, and much, much more!
NOS runs a kids camp for youth 5 and up on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4pm. At Kids Camp, participants do team building, play games, hike, craft, learn about Leave No Trace and eat yummy food!
This year, I will be giving a Leave No Trace talk on Saturday morning and teaching a LNT Awareness Workshop on Saturday, which I am looking forward to.
Rendezvous is a great way to be introduced to the Black Rock Desert if you’ve never been or experience it in a whole new way and learn more about it even if you recreate out here a lot.
It is fun, free, family friendly event that will create lasting memories!
Typically, Rendezvous is located at the base of Cassidy Mine along the edge of the Playa off 12 mile road. The weather for this weekend is kind of all over the place – so it might not be on the playa this year… not to worry, if it’s rainy or if the Playa is too wet to drive on, we will just relocate to the top of Cassidy Mine accessible off Solider Meadows Road. Be sure to check facebook, or you can call Friends of Black Rock-High Rock for updates 774-557-2900.
Hope to see you out there!